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Heady Entertainment: The Most Primo Pop Culture to Get You Lifted for Labor Day
There's plenty to puff to this long weekend, including a smoking hot new LP from Lana Del Rey and Liam Hemsworth breaking bad in "Killerman."
Published on August 30, 2019

Welcome back to Heady Entertainment, MERRY JANE's weekly guide to just-released movies, books, and music — all fresh, dank, and THC-friendly. In specific, we choose our picks based on how they can enhance your combined consumption of cannabis and entertainment.

As summer winds down, movie theaters can finally roll out lit flicks beyond all those mega-franchise blockbusters. Lower key, in this case, definitely translates to fun stuff to see while high. Don’t Let Go is a time-trip fright fest; The Fanatic casts John Travolta as a homicidally freaked-out film fan; and the ace thriller Killerman stars Liam Helmsworth as a memory-wiped crook on the run from dirty cops.

Streaming options start with Dave Chappelle in a new standup special, Sticks and Stones; then veer into mind-blowing, bong-passing visual fantasy by way of Carnival Row on Amazon Prime and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix.

The weekend’s vintage cult curiosities are a wild pair: the literally spaced-out sex comedy Flesh Gordon and the hilariously ultra-cheap cowboy-vampire non-epic, Billy the Kid vs. Dracula

New music offers an ear-opening, brain-bending array of smoke-inviting sonic opportunities with new releases from Lana Del Ray, Tool, and Pharmakon.

So let’s get straight — but not “straight” — to this week’s fresh-rolled recommendations.

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Mike McPadden is the author of "Heavy Metal Movies" and the upcoming "Last American Virgins." He writes about movies, music, and crime in Chicago. Twitter @mcbeardo
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